Anthea Penfold: Squashed

Anthea was born in 1941 in Guildford, Surrey. She spent her entire school life in residential special schools in Sussex and Kent.

Here Anthea describes the impact her teacher had on her confidence.

  • Anthea Penfold
  • Anthea Penfold


I just lost confidence. The English teacher was the one who I hated, who was – who came up – who had a very irrational temper and, you know, she just squashed me utterly.

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